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Introduction Don Daufenbach stared at his computer screen. "Bobby2vt" was e-mailing him again, and this time he seemed excited. "Sounds like we have a deal," was the message that came in, Daufenbach says. "As for what I like . . . the younger the better," it said. In the next week, Daufenbach says, Bobby2vt sent him dozens of pictures of children having sex, hoping for videos in return. Instead, Bobby2vt ended up with a swarm of federal agents at his door last February. Daufenbac

Censorship and the Internet Biram Mboob London School of Economics "Inevitably, being an uncontrolled system, means that the Internet will be subjected to subversive applications of some unscrupulous users." (Kershaw) The concept of the Internet was created in answer to a strategic problem faced by the United States government during the Cold war era. A nuclear attack would easily disrupt a traditional computer network and hence make communication impossible. The solutio

Recently, Microsoft started having legal problems. It was one legal battle after another. It was taking too much time away from what Microsoft does best. Personally, I think it was starting to get to be ridiculous. The problems first started shortly after Microsoft released the Windows 98 Operating System. To help the look of Windows 98, Microsoft Internet Explorer was integrated with the operating system to become a major component to Windows 98. Because of this, the default Intern

Microsoft, the world’s largest company by market value, is accused of acting monopolistic in the computer software industry. Microsoft provides for eighty percent of the computers used, operating system. The operating system is a basic program that loads or boots up your computer to make it perform. Now this is where the government takes a strong stand in accusing Microsoft of causing a monopoly. In order for Word, Excel, Office, and many other programs to work, they have to be co

The Anti-Trust Case Against Microsoft By Corporate Watch writing this article "Microsoft: One World Operating System" ( A battle is raging in the United States Courts with the Microsoft Corporation. The federal government maintains that Microsoft's monopolistic practices are harmful to United States citizens creating higher prices and potentially downgrading software quality and should be stopped while Microsoft and its supporters claim that

Monopoly? Is Microsoft actually a monopoly? No, they are not. They don’t force you to buy their products, they are not the only company out there, and even though they are the most used, people do have many other choices. Who makes you buy a product? No company makes you buy their products. If any company made you buy a product of theirs it would be bad business, and no one would buy from them. Nobody is holding a gun to your head saying ,“ Buy my product or I will

My position today is proving to you, Your Honor, that Microsoft has used monopolistic practices and market power to foster a non-competitive climate. According to Webster, a monopoly is the exclusive control of a commodity or service in a given market. Microsoft has achieved their status of being the largest Software Company in America by creating a monopoly and using unfair business tactics. It may seem impossible for there to be only one supplier of any product in the software industry

The article in which I am doing my article review on is entitled, "Microsoft Lawyers Meet With U.S. Government, States" by David Lawsky. I found this article in Yahoo!News on the internet. In this paper, I will discuss the court case of the U.S. vs. Microsoft. Some of the legal issues I will discuss and illustrate are monopolies, The Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Act. The U.S. government has alleged that Microsoft holds monopoly power in the market for personal computer operating s

By running the Internet Microsoft could set up any programs that they wanted to. Also the software buyer would have to sue it because his system (computer) would only be compatible with one type of software programming. In addition and most important, not only is it not fair, it is illegal and it leaves no room for competition. Because of the loss of competition, Microsoft or any other company should not be able to monopolize the computer software industry or any industry. First of all,

Microsoft X-Box The Microsoft Corporation has changed the way we look at computers, but can they change anything else? Of course they can. Microsoft has expanded into the gaming world outside of the PC. They are now in competition with Nintendo, Sega, and other major gaming corporations. Microsoft has introduced their new gaming system – X-Box, by far the most advanced and powerful system on the market. The first question that many people were asking Microsoft was, why move from t